K3 ULTRA GBR 85K

Surpass yourself

K3 ULTRA GBR 85K

The race

Start/Final

Zlatograd, 1 Stefan Stambolov St.

Beginning

28.09.2024, 5:00 am

Control time

19 hours

Registration fee

Early bird registration

from 01.03.24 to 05.04.24, including

Early bird registration price

28 Euro

Standard registration

from 06.04.24 to 05.08.24, including

Standard registration price

35 Euro

Late registration

from 06.08.24 to 05.09.24, including

Late registration price

40 Euro

How can I pay

Bank transfer

Bank: DSK Bank​
BIC: STSABGSF
IBAN:​ BG71STSA93000025826614
Recipient: ​Sdruzhenie "K3 ULTRA"
Reason for payment:​ Your names and registration code

Easypay / ePay.bg system

By bank cards registered in ePay.bg
By bank cards not registered in ePay.bg (ePay World)
In cash at EasyPay checkouts.

CAUTION

• Registration without payment is NOT considered finalised!
• Early registration without payment does NOT reserve the right to a discounted fee (the fee is determined at the time of payment, according to the prices indicated for the three registration periods).
• All three registration  periods DO NOT include a K3 ULTRA  GBR T-SHIRT in the starter pack.
When registering for the event it can be additionally purchased.

What to expect from the GBR 85K adventure?

The start of the K3 Ultra GBR 85K will be given from the centre of the golden town of the Rhodopes. The runners will set off to the west, they will pass through the old town and past the Watermill they will make for a picturesque eco trail to the St. Nedelya peak.

According to recent studies, there was located one of
the fortresses of Momchil – the Rhodope king. Here around the historical St. Nedelya Chapel an aid station will also be placed. From St. Nedelya peak, the route descends to the Nedelinska River and after crossing it the runners will head north over the town of Nedelino through beautiful, sheltered neighbourhoods and palanquins to reach the remarkable Roman bridge related to one of the sad stories of the area.

From there, after a short rest, the runners will begin the ascent to Shadiytsa Peak, from where everyone will be able to enjoy breathtaking views: to the north the familiar Rozhen, Snezhanka and Perelik peaks, and to the south – the ridge along our southern border, with Marzyan, Lomska Chuka and Veykata peaks.

A pleasant descent of about 6 km follows to the Pechinsko Pass, where an aid station will be set up. From Pechinsko along a pleasant path in a deciduous forest, through the beautiful village of Borinovo, the runners will reach the town of Madan, where they will be welcomed and received as long-awaited guests.

From the centre of Madan, runners will take a narrow path that will take them to the “sunny” village of Maglyane (the name is derived from the Bulgarian word for “fog”), and from there almost all the time the route will pass above the so-called Madan Ore Field, where runners will be able to see both unique mineral formations and special technical facilities. They will pass under the unique cable car and reach one of the most impressive rock formations in the Rhodopes – Kechi Kaya, around which you can see the remains of the important medieval Koznik Fortress.

An aid station with Rhodope delicacies from the Madan region is also organised here. After that, the route goes along the Babkata Mound, a pleasant section through a stunning beech forest and a run along the border itself with the GBR 43 GBR 63 runners. On the southern border, runners can admire the Rhodopes in friendly Greece, and in clear weather on the over 2000 m high peaks of the Samothrace Island. To the east is the dreamlike valley of the Varbitsa River.

Then, there is a smooth descent again along the ridge of the mountain that passes above the village of Alamovtsi, where there will be an aid station, through Rupchevo Peak, Kilovi Kolibi and Kosora Peak. After that, the runners descend to the St. Ekaterina Chapel. And from there to the finish in Zlatograd, are only two kilometres, the same for all distances.

Great things happen when people and mountains meet!

T-SHIRT K3 ULTRA

The K3 ULTRA GBR T-shirt is made of high quality breathable fabric to be a loyal and faithful ally of the runners in the mountain. The design of the T-shirt successfully conveys and complements the overall experience of K3 ULTRA.

*The T-shirt of the event is NOT included in the starter pack, but it can be ordered additionally on registration.

What is included in the K3 ULTRA entry fee

What you get

Starter pack

The starter pack for each contestant includes a starter number, gifts from the sponsors and partners of the competition as well as a special surprise prepared by the organisers.

Perfect event organisation

K3 ULTRA participants will have carefully placed markings, cleared and safe trails with minimal asphalt sections, electronic reporting of the results, information on hotel accommodation, tent and camper site. Professional photo footage.

ITRA Certification and UTMB Index

Ability to qualify for the UTMB® Index and for ITRA Certification.

Medical assistance

The safety of the participants in the ultramarathon is ensured by mountain insurance included in the entry fee and the availability of medical assistance during the entire event.

Food and drinks

The aid stations at the ultramarathon will be stocked with water, hot and refreshments. Special food is also provided – fruits, vegetables, Rhodope specialities, as well as supplements.

Unforgettable moments

Amazing views, emotional experience, fabulous Rhodopes and new friendships. All participants who cross the finishing line of K3 ULTRA will receive a medal - part of the Grand Slam, uniting the leading ultramarathons in Bulgaria.

Details

Maps, tracks and technical information

Download an official GPX track

Important information about the race

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Equipment

Mandatory equipment will be checked at the start or when the starter packs are given. Each participant must carry their own mandatory equipment and may be checked at any station OR at the finish line when the race has ended. Everything that is missing from the mandatory equipment, will result in immediate disqualification. There are no penalties for a missing recommended gear.

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Declarations

Competitors must fill in certain declarations in order to participate in the race. You can download the declarations here. Please read, print, sign and bring in person to the Registration Desk.

Download declarations here:

1) Non-liability statement
2) Data Privacy Statement
3) Declaration of participation of persons under 18 years of age

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Tracks

Download GPX tracks here to help your route navigation.

Download track here:

1) Official GPX track

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Registration for K3 ULTRA

Anyone wishing to participate in the K3 ULTRA Ultramarathon must register and sign in by selecting a distance, entering additional data and paying the appropriate entry fee.
(Users who have registration in iRun.bg, don’t need to register again.)

After 05/09/24 no registrations will be accepted. On-site registrations are not available.

* The distance can be changed before payment is made.
* Water, medical care, aid stations, electronic reporting of results are provided for all participants at all distances.
* All participants in distances 13K, 23K, 43K, 63K and 85K who have finished in the control time receive a medal – part of the Grand Slam. 

Mandatory equipment

*Mandatory equipment will be checked before the start or when receiving the starter packs. Each participant must carry their mandatory equipment themselves and may be checked arbitrarily at an aid station or at the final, after the end of the race. The lack of any item from the mandatory equipment will lead to immediate disqualification.

Recommended equipment

*There are no penalties for missing recommended equipment